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China may have new anti-radar missile for suppressing enemy air defenses: photos

Published 2020-11-11 19:15:27 by News Desk in World-News

Photos recently posted on social media from a People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recruitment video seem to show a new anti-radiation missile under the wings of a J-11BS fighter jet, signaling that China may have a potent new weapon for hunting enemy radars. In a new recruitment video by the Chinese air force, military analysts spotted a curious new weapon lurking under the wing of a J-11BS fighter. According to German aviation author and expert Andreas Rupprecht, the “so far unknown” missile is likely an anti-radiation missile, used to target enemy radar systems as part of a mission called… Read on ->

Tags: China

Egypt declares support for Greece in eastern Mediterranean dispute

Published 2020-11-11 19:05:25 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 P.M.) – The Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, stated that his country stands with Greece against any provocative operations in the eastern Mediterranean or linked to its maritime borders within the limits of international laws and norms. This came during the meeting between President Sisi and his Greek counterpart, Katrina Saklaropoulou, during which Sisi stressed that relations with Greece are progressing significantly, noting that the signing of the maritime border demarcation agreement reflects the size of the understanding and the strength of relations between the two countries, according to Sputnik Arabic, who sourced the Egyptian media. Sisi… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Greece, Mediterranean, Turkey

Syrian Army launches operation in eastern Daraa amid recent upheaval in southern Syria

Published 2020-11-11 18:49:30 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a security operation in eastern Daraa on Wednesday, coinciding with the resurgence of militant activity in the southern part of the country. According to recent reports from southern, the Syrian Arab Army’s security operation targeted the Karak area, which is located along the administrative border of the Al-Sweida Governorate. The reports said the Syrian Army is combing through sites that are suspected to have militant sleeper cells. This operation comes just a few days after a number of Air Force Intelligence personnel were killed in an ambush near the… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria

Erdogan wants Karabakh model for ‘new Syria’

Published 2020-11-11 17:43:47 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan affirmed his country’s readiness to work with the active forces in the region, led by Russia, in order to build a new Syria, stressing the need to exclude terrorist organizations in order to achieve this. On Wednesday, Erdogan said, “We are ready to work with the active forces in the region, headed by Russia, in order to build a new Syria with the will of its people.” The Center for Reconciliation between the Warring Parties in Syria announced, last Thursday, that the militants in Idlib are occupying the positions of… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Karabakh, Syria

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Greek oil tanker collides with Turkish fishing boat in eastern Mediterranean: 5 killed

Published 2020-11-11 16:09:15 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – On Wednesday, the Turkish media announced that 5 people were killed after a Turkish fishing boat collided with a Greek oil tanker in the Mediterranean waters. The German website Deutsche Welle reported that the Turkish authorities had succeeded in retrieving 4 bodies out of the five people killed as a result of the collision between a Turkish boat and a Greek tanker in the Mediterranean waters. The site pointed out that a tanker flying the Greek flag collided with a Turkish fishing boat 15 nautical miles from the city of Karatas in the southern Turkish… Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey

Russia allocates $1 billion to help with Syria’s reconstruction

Published 2020-11-11 15:58:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – Russia and Syria signed 8 memoranda of understanding on energy, customs and education. Mikhail Mezentsev, head of the headquarters for coordination between Russian-Syrian agencies for the return of refugees, said on Wednesday, that ” Russia and Syria will sign 8 memoranda of cooperation in the fields of energy, customs union and educational activities.” On the sidelines of the International Conference for the Return of Refugees to Syria, he said that 8 agreements and memoranda have already been signed between the Russian and Syrian administrations, and 8 other agreements will be signed on the sidelines of… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria

Aliyev declares Karabakh war has ended and ‘Azerbaijan has won’

Published 2020-11-11 15:15:21 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced on Wednesday that the war in the disputed Karabakh region ended with a victory for his country. During his meeting with wounded soldiers in a hospital, Aliyev confirmed the cessation of hostilities in Karabakh, saying that the “national war” had ended and Azerbaijan had won. The Azerbaijani President indicated that Baku will appreciate the extent of the destruction in Karabakh and will request appropriate compensation from Armenia. This comes in light of the signing of an agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan on stopping the fighting, stipulating that the Azerbaijani side… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh

Head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces meets with Syrian President in Damascus

Published 2020-11-11 15:01:40 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – The head of the Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd Al-Sha’abi) in Iraq, Faleh al-Fayyad, arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on an official visit to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In a brief statement, Fayyad’s office said, “The head of the Popular Mobilization Authority arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus, to meet with the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.” According to a Syrian government source, the meeting touched on a number of topics, including cross-border trade and increasing bilateral relations. It is noteworthy to mention that Al-Fayadh visited Syria several times as an envoy of Iraqi heads… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria

Video footage of Russian military arriving in Armenia for Karabakh mission

Published 2020-11-11 14:32:29 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – A unit consisting of 400 Russian military police arrived in Armenia on Wednesday, as they begin their peacekeeping mission in Karabakh. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, these military police will be deployed to a demilitarized zone in Karabakh, which they will monitor to ensure the peace between the Artsakh Defense Army and Azerbaijani Armed Forces. Video footage of the Russian Armed Forces arriving in Armenia was released on Wednesday, showing the newly dispatched troops and their military equipment landing inside the country. Similar to their deployment in Syria, the Russian military police… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia

Russia accuses US of training ISIS terrorists to fight Syrian military

Published 2020-11-11 14:16:12 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – Russia has once again accused the U.S.-led Coalition of recruiting Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) members to join militant groups fighting against the Syrian government. According to the head of the Russian-Syrian co-ordination centre for refugees return, U.S. instructors are training around 30 Islamic State detainees from the Al-Hawl camp in Syria with the purpose of recruiting them to illegal armed formations. The prisoners underwent a two-month course of special training under the guidance of U.S. instructors, Mikhail Mizintsev said at the opening of the Damascus International Conference on the Return of Refugees. “Those who benefit from… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria

Ethiopian Army takes control of Humera Airport as battle with Tigray separatists intensifies

Published 2020-11-11 13:49:34 by News Desk in Africa, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Ethiopian Army has taken control of an important airport in the Tigray region near the Eritrean border, following the outbreak of violence in the northern part of the country. According to Fana TV,  “the Ethiopian National Defense Force took complete control of the Humera Airport in light of the government’s continued military response to the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front,” the group that leads the government in the Tigray region. Humera Airport is located in the far northwest part of the country, near the borders with Sudan and Eritrea. The leaders of the separatist Tigray… Read on ->

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Tags: Ethiopia

New map shows territories under Azerbaijani control after Karabakh agreement

Published 2020-11-11 12:22:06 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The tripartite Karabakh agreement between Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia was put in place earlier this week, following Baku’s announcement about capturing the strategic city of Shushi in the southern part of the disputed region. Per the agreement, Azerbaijan will be handed over a large chunk of Karabakh, in addition to the areas they already captured over the last month, including the cities of Jebrayil and Shushi. The agreement will also see the Karabakh Republic handover the Lachin region, which was an area heavily targeted by the Azerbaijani forces over the last week of fighting.… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh

Greek and Egyptian leaders to meet in Athens amid ongoing turmoil with Turkey

Published 2020-11-11 11:57:15 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Radi announced on Tuesday that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will travel to Athens on an official visit to the Republic of Greece. The spokesman stated that Sisi’s visit comes within the framework of the two countries “keenness to continuously consult at the bilateral and tripartite level with Cyprus”, as the visit is expected to witness talks with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and a meeting with the President of the Republic, the Speaker of Parliament and the Greek Minister of Energy and Environment. Sisi will discuss with the Greek side the prospects… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Greece, Turkey

Armenian forces save 2 wounded Azerbaijani soldiers in Karabakh: video

Published 2020-11-11 11:25:17 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Anna News Agency released a new video this week that showed the Artsakh Defense Army saving two wounded Azerbaijani soldiers near the line of contact in Karabakh. “The hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh ended tonight. It’s quiet at the front … It’s time to raise the white flag and pull out those who can still be saved,” the Anna News report began. “Today, together with a group of Armenian fighters, we pulled out the wounded and dead from the neutral zone. We managed to save two Azerbaijani soldiers … We could not find any living Armenians…. Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh

Armenian PM regrets not handing over 5 regions to Azerbaijan last year

Published 2020-11-11 10:57:18 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan considered that if Yerevan had returned five regions in the vicinity of Karabakh to Baku a year ago, the situation would have been better than it is now, but no one saw that as a correct option. “When we see the situation we are in now, we can say with a look at the past, that if we agreed a year ago to the formula for returning the five regions, the situation would have been better. But was there anyone in Armenia who believed that this is the right… Read on ->

Tags: Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Pashinyan

Bahraini Prime Minister passes away at 84

Published 2020-11-11 10:31:47 by News Desk in Gulf

The Bahraini royal died just two weeks shy of his 85th birthday. He had served as the kingdom’s Prime Minister since 1970. Bahrain’s Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa passed away at the age of 84 on Wednesday, Bahrain News Agency reported, citing Riffa Palace. Prince Khalifa, the second son of Bahrain’s former ruler Salman, was born on 24 November 1935. In January 1970 he became the Gulf kingdom’s first prime minister and occupied this post his entire life, which makes his tenure as prime minister the longest in the world, spanning 50 years and 296 days.

Tags: Bahrain

Over 400 Russian soldiers have arrived in Armenia

Published 2020-11-11 10:11:55 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – A Russian Ilyushin Il-76 military transport aircraft already delivered more than 400 Russian peacekeepers to Armenia, the personnel unloaded the aircraft and formed convoys to go to the area of service, the Russian Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday. “At present, twenty Il-76 military transport aircraft with commanding officers of the Russian peacekeeping forces and military personnel of the 15th peacekeeping brigade have landed in the Republic of Armenia. The military transport aircraft have delivered more than 400 military personnel, armored personnel carriers, armored vehicles and communications devices,” the statement said. According to the Ministry… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Russia

Erdogan sends ‘thank you’ cable to Donald Trump

Published 2020-11-11 09:52:27 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a cable of thanks to his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, for his sincere efforts to develop bilateral relations on the basis of the common interest and values ​​of the two countries. In a statement issued by the Turkish presidency, “Erdogan expressed in the telegram his wishes that the results of the American elections would bring good to the people of the United States.” The statement said, “Erdogan stressed the need to develop the historical friendship and alliance between the two countries.” The Turkish president added “the need to continue… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Trump, Turkey, US

‘I learned about the Karabakh agreement from the media’: Armenian President

Published 2020-11-11 09:32:02 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – Armenian President Armen Sarkissian stated that he learned of the tripartite statement on Karabakh from the press and did not participate in any discussions related to it, stressing that he would start political consultations in order to “protect national interests.” “I learned from the press that we signed a statement with the presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan about stopping the war in Karabakh. I also learned from the press about the conditions for stopping the war. Unfortunately, there were no consultations or discussions about the agreement with me in my capacity,” Sarkissian said in a… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Karabakh

Tigrayan separatist forces capture Ethiopian military base as war escalates

Published 2020-11-11 09:21:12 by News Desk in Africa, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – A spokesman for the federal government of Ethiopia announced on Tuesday that the Ethiopian Military Northern Command complex in the capital of the Tigray region has fallen into the hands of local forces. “They managed to take control of the entire complex in Mekelle because we did not have enough weapons and personnel there,” Radwan Hussain, spokesman for the newly formed Emergency Task Force for the Tigray conflict, said on Tuesday, according to Reuters. In the same context, an official in the eastern Sudanese state of Kassala said that about 2,500 Ethiopians have crossed the… Read on ->

Tags: Ethiopia, Tigray

Turkey withdrawing from all military posts besieged by the Syrian Army in Aleppo: source

Published 2020-11-11 09:04:38 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – The Turkish Armed Forces will withdraw from all four observation posts that are besieged by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Aleppo Governorate, a military source told Al-Masdar from the administrative capital. According to the source, the Turkish Armed Forces have already begun withdrawing from the Qabtan Al-Jabal observation, with preparations made to evacuate another one in the Anadan Plain. He would point out that per an agreement between Moscow and Ankara, the Turkish Armed Forces will also withdraw from two other observation posts, including their strategic base at Tal Al-Eis in southern Aleppo…. Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria

Turkey will ‘jointly monitor’ Karabakh agreement with Russia: Erdogan

Published 2020-11-11 07:43:56 by News Desk in World-News

Presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan conducted a phone conversation on Tuesday discussing the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and Syria, the Directorate of Communications of the Turkish President told journalists. “President Erdogan during the talks noted that yesterday a step in the right direction was made on the path to the permanent settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh. President Erdogan stated that Turkey together with Russia will also conduct observing and monitoring activity over ceasefire using a joint center which will be created in a region determined by Azerbaijan in a territory liberated from Armenian occupation,” the communique made… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Russia, Turkey

‘This is betrayel’ – Secretary of National Security for Karabakh resigns in protest of agreement

Published 2020-11-11 07:14:07 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 A.M.) – The Secretary of the National Security Council in the Karabakh Republic, Samuel Babayan, announced his resignation from his post in protest against the agreement to end the war in the region. Babayan posted on Facebook: “In response to this and in protest against such criminal acts, I announce that I am relinquishing the highest honor and ending my powers as Secretary of the National Security Council (in Karabakh).” Babayan considered the agreement of the leaders of Armenia and the Karabakh region to accept  the agreement, “a unilateral decision,” considering that their words do not agree… Read on ->

Tags: Karabakh, Russia

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